Local authorities

Build the local community together with the citizens


As an employee in a municipality, simply obeying and executing without influence risks leading to low morale. Studies show that we spend an average of 2 hours a day working, and in civil service jobs where we spend a lot of time in front of the computer, we sometimes spend up to half the working day working [1]. Low engagement increases risks of disloyalty and corruption. The same is true for local residents - without transparency and substantial influence, accountability for the common good is reduced.


With good digital democracy tools, municipalities can structure and publish documents to be made public in a simple way. Municipality employees and residents can be involved in efficient, secure, digital votes that are automatically documented. This creates a higher level of engagement and accountability among local residents and employees.

Why digital democracy?

  • Influence creates commitment
    Use Flowback - our tool for digital democracy and give your municipality's employees and residents real influence. Those who have a say in their work and local municipal services are engaged, motivated and take responsibility.
  • Avoid expensive consultancy fees
    Nobody knows the municipality better than its employees and residents. Use Flowback to create a culture where employees and residents suggest and vote on improvements directly instead of going through the motions of being interviewed by expensive consultants. Use the collective intelligence of residents optimally via prediction markets so that the municipality does not blindly need to rely on consultants or fall prey to a cognitive bias or ignorance of external experts.
  • Structure decisions and documents efficiently and transparently
    By using digital democracy tools internally, the structure of decision-making becomes transparent and public documents can be uploaded in a standardized and usable way accessible to everyone in the municipality.

Ready for a global democratic revolution?


The Digital Democracy Association is a non-profit association that is religiously and politically independent. It aims to support and promote effective democratic organisation of people at all levels: from small networks and organisations at grassroots level to large companies, political parties and organisations at national and international level.

Its ultimate goal is a world in which everyone's influence and participation is maximised in a way that is compatible with high flexibility, efficiency and power to act in human co-operation and organisations. The Association's sub-goals are to (i) develop innovative open-source tools for digital democratic organisation (ii) disseminate knowledge and stimulate interest in effective democratic decision-making and organisational practices (iii) support organisations and companies to improve their internal democracy.